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Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney

For 30 years, the Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin have fought hard and successfully for injured workers in Palm Beach County and throughout the state of Florida. We make sure injured workers are treated fairly and forthrightly by employers and insurance companies.

Our Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys have six combined decades of experience dealing with workers’ compensation claims resulting from:

  • Neglect of safety standards
  • Construction accidents
  • Falls from scaffolds, ladders, or elevators
  • Defective machinery or unsafe equipment
  • Work-related traffic accidents

Employee Rights

The American worker enjoys a number of protections that are granted by the Occupational Safety And Health Administration. Primary of these is the right to a safe workplace. The American worker may have to work with a variety of tools and different types of equipment in the workplace. From tractors, forklift trucks and backhoes, to nail guns, hammers, and hand tools, there are a number of tools that a worker must use safely. Workers must not only be provided the right kind of tools, but must also be trained to use these correctly.

A worker has the right to work conditions that are not a threat or a hazard to his safety. He also has the right workplace training to perform his duties well. Training must include a focus on avoiding accidents and injuries in the workplace. Training must be provided in a language that the worker is able to understand, and must include workplace hazards, and techniques to prevent workplace hazards. Workers must be aware of all of the OSHA standards that are related to other work-related duties, and must also be aware of all of their rights in the event of an injury.

The worker also has the right to file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against his employer, and can ask the federal agency to conduct an inspection of the workplace. A worker can file a complaint when he notices a workplace condition that poses a serious threat or danger to him and to other workers. Workers also have the right to bring unsafe conditions to the attention of the management or the employer, without fear of retaliation. Workers also have the right to access records of workplace injuries and fatalities that have occurred in the workplace.

How To File A Complaint

To file a complaint with OSHA against work hazards in your workplace, simply log on to the OSHA website, and fill out the Online Complaint Form. OSHA also allows you to file a complaint by downloading the Complaint Form, or requesting a hard copy of the complaint form from your local OSHA office. This form can then be faxed or mailed to your local OSHA office. You can also call OSHA on its toll-free line at 1-800-321-OSHA, or call your local Florida OSHA office to file a complaint.

If you find that your report of the workplace or your filing of the complaint has resulted retaliation against you, you can protect your rights. For instance, if your employer begins to harass you or threatens you with termination, or otherwise retaliates against you, file a complaint with OSHA within 30 days after the retaliatory or harassing incident takes place. File a discrimination complaint with the Occupational Safety And Health Administration, and do so quickly. For help filing the complaint, speak with a Palm Beach worker’s compensation attorney.

Aggressive Representation And Sound Advice

An experienced Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin will completely understand how workplace injuries threaten finances, career prospects, and family stability. Workplace injuries that seem trivial at first can emerge later as severe medical conditions. Some of these injuries will inevitably result in longterm or permanent disability. A good Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney can provide the sound advice and effective representation that helps injured workers and their families regain hope.

After representing scores of workplace injury victims, we’ve found that workers’ compensation doesn’t always cover the full extent of a victim’s needs. Serious work-related injuries often require lengthy treatment, altered childcare arrangements, long travels to medical facilities, and other unforeseen costs. Workers’ compensation, however, is not necessarily the exclusive source of available benefits.

In some cases you may file a personal injury claim against a third responsible party.If you’ve been injured, if you’re injured at work in the future, or if you’re currently applying for worker’s compensation benefits, speak right away to a Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin. We will help you with every step of the workers’ compensation process, and we will determine if other sources of compensation are accessible.

You Deserve Justice

If you are injured in a workplace accident in Palm Beach County or anywhere in the state of Florida, get the justice you deserve. Speak to an experienced Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin. Call us at 561-557-4546, or complete the form on our Contact Page and schedule a free consultation today with a good personal injury lawyer. Our clients pay no fee until they receive the compensation they deserve.


I was badly injured in an auto accident that required surgery and lost time from work. The other driver was completely at fault, but he only had $25,000 in insurance coverage. I chose Mr. Lavin as my attorney, and I am so happy that I did. Mr. Lavin recognized that there was another insurance policy that we could go after. We settled with the first insurance company for the maximum of $25,000, and pursued the second which resulted in a $825,000 settlement. Mr. Lavin’s office is smart, aggressive, and very professional in pursuit of their clients’ claims. They stand up to the insurance companies and don’t take “No” for an answer. I highly recommend The Law Office of Thomas J. Lavin.
Elvin Mateo
I was involved in a four vehicle accident where one of the vehicles was a New York City Sanitation truck. Many people believe that you cannot sue City Hall, but the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin did precisely that and won! Lavin’s office accomplished this legal victory in less than two years. Amazing! I strongly recommend the Law Offices of Thomas J. Lavin to anyone who may have been injured in an accident.
Joseph Lattibeaudiere
My wife and I speak Spanish as our primary language and our English is ok, but not great. Mr. Lavin’s office is very close to our home and whenever we have any legal questions or concerns, we always felt comfortable going to Mr. Lavin’s office for help. Mr. Lavin and his entire staff have always helped us, and on many occasions, he would not even charge us. We feel happy when we go to his office. They are very busy, but they are very positive. They laugh a lot, and that is a good thing. They treat us with respect, and we like that. I would recommend Mr. Lavin's office to anyone who needs a lawyer.
Gustavo Florez
The first thing I noticed about the Law Office of Thomas J. Lavin is how busy they are. The minute I walked through the door you could hear the phones ringing from everywhere, but he had the staff to service all of those clients. The other thing I noticed was how organized, clean, and neat his office was. I was also very impressed with the way Mr. Lavin and his staff dress. No sneakers, and no blue jeans. This is a suit and tie operation. I was amused at how Mr. Lavin could jump back and forth from one staff member who had a question to another who had a concern that needed to be addressed. I would never go anywhere else!
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